…morning light is magic…

Wings Over Houston 2011

Had a great time at Wings Over Houston this year.  It’s always good to see the warbirds along with the modern jets.  One of my goals this year was to try to get a vapor cone shot of the F18 as it approached the sound barrier.  Didn’t think that there would be enough moisture in the air but it was much better than last year.  Ended up getting the shot.  Also spent some quality time early in the morning shooting the static displays with some decent morning light.  Used a combination of spot metering and negative exposure compensation to get the look that I wanted.  I’m also very pleased with the B-25 bomber as it was passing through the smoke.  Good times….

All taken with Canon 7D and 100-400 lens, handheld

B-25 bomber passing through smoke from pyro bombs.

F4U Corsair with wings up

Japanese Zero

Mig 17 at take-off with after burners on

F-18 just under sound barrier

4 responses

  1. WOW……I just love the F-18

    October 21, 2011 at 5:25 pm

  2. Thanks Sheldon. It was lots of fun. You should have gone….

    October 21, 2011 at 6:13 pm

  3. Awesome airshow shots! Love the 1st one!

    October 22, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    • Thanks Dan. I was very happy with the first shot. Got something similar last year with a modern jet flying through some smoke but it didn’t come out as good as this one. It did give me something to shoot for this year so I knew what to look for and shot off a burst when he flew through the smoke. Can’t wait for next year.

      October 24, 2011 at 5:02 pm

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